Giratina (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Giratina (disambiguation).
Giratina
Renegade Pokémon
ギラティナ
Giratina
#487
Altered Forme Giratina
Altered Forme Giratina
Origin Forme Giratina
Origin Forme Giratina

Giratina

Giratina

Giratina
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ghost Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Origin Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure
Altered Forme
Levitate
Origin Forme
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Giratina Origin Forme

Mega Giratina Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered group
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps*
Height
14'09" 4.5 m
Altered Forme
22'08" 6.9 m
Origin Forme
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
1653.5 lbs. 750.0 kg
Altered Forme
1433.0 lbs. 650.0 kg
Origin Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#487
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#210
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
S-003
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
220
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Altered Forme
3
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Origin Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body10.png
Altered Forme
Body02.png
Origin Forme
Footprint
F487.png
Altered Forme
F487O.png
Origin Forme
Pokédex color
Black
Base friendship
0
External Links

Giratina (Japanese: ギラティナ Giratina) is a dual-type Ghost/Dragon Legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve to or from any other Pokémon, it has a second forme activated by giving Giratina a Griseous Orb to hold, or while it is in its home, the Distortion World. Its original forme, Altered Forme, will then become Origin Forme.

Giratina's Origin Forme was officially revealed in early February 2008.

In Origin Forme, Giratina is the game mascot of Pokémon Platinum.

Along with Dialga and Palkia, it is a member of the creation trio of Sinnoh, representing antimatter.

Contents

Biology

Giratina creating a portal to the Reverse World in the anime

Giratina is a large gray draconic Pokémon with gold half rings circling the back of its neck. Its head has a gold crown-like object surrounding it with two large horns pointing sideways. A thick black stripe runs vertically along the front with red horizontal stripes. In its Altered Forme, it has two large black ghostly wings with red tips that can resemble claws. These wings can change shape as if it's a liquid or gas. Its six legs are thick and clawed.

In its Origin Forme, it takes on a serpentine look, with six black ghostly streamers on its back with red spikes at the tips. Its legs are reduced to spikes, and four additional golden spikes appear near the edge of its tail. While in Origin Forme, the three gold half-rings can grip objects. The horns on its head are now facing the back, and the black vertical stripe is broken into pieces and runs all the way down its body. It can only be in its Origin Forme when in its home, the Reverse World, or when holding a Griseous Orb.

Giratina is able to travel through and control dimensions besides those of time and space. When in its Origin Forme, it is able to pass through dimensions at will, however, it will turn back to its Altered Forme due to the gravity change from the Reverse World. It does so by emitting a whirlwind from its mouth which creates a portal. It also seems to have a connection to reflective objects, such as mirrors and pools of water. Reflections embody the concept of the Reverse World. Giratina is a highly aggressive and territorial Pokémon protective of its home. Legends claim that Giratina appears in cemeteries and that it supposedly lives in a world on the reverse side. It was said to be banished for violence. Giratina is the only known Pokémon that can learn Shadow Force.

In the anime

Altered Forme Giratina in the anime
Origin Forme Giratina in the anime

Major appearances

Giratina (movie)

Giratina made its debut in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In the movie, Giratina ambushes and drags Dialga into the Reverse World in order to exact revenge against the Temporal Pokémon for causing damage to its home during its fight with Palkia some time before. Zero attempts to copy Giratina's powers in order to take control over the Reverse World. Throughout the movie, Giratina takes on its Origin Forme whenever it is in the Reverse World, and its Altered Forme whenever it is in the real world.

Giratina makes a second appearance in the twelfth movie alongside Dialga, Palkia, and Arceus.

Other

Giratina appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, along with the other members of its trio, the Tao trio, the Eon duo, Arceus, Lugia, and Regigigas.

Minor appearances

Giratina made its TV debut in Try for the Family Stone! as an illusion.

Giratina appeared in Meowth's boss fantasy in Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama!.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Giratina (movie)

Giratina appears in Giratina and the Sky Warrior. Much like in the movie, it attacks Dialga and drags it into the Reverse World, and later is hunted by Zero.

It reappeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it alongside Dialga and Palkia to face off against Arceus.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Altered Forme Giratina in Pokémon Adventures
Origin Forme Giratina in Pokémon Adventures

Giratina first appeared in the Diamond & Pearl chapter, where it used its tentacles to drag Dialga, Palkia, and Cyrus into the Distortion World.

Giratina serves as the main antagonist in the Platinum chapter. It had been chasing Paka and Uji endlessly in the Distortion World until it had taken Dialga, Palkia and Cyrus hostage. It then landed in the Pokémon world location of Eterna City and caused a rampage. Giratina concluded the rampage by targeting Pearl with its signature Shadow Force, although Diamond took the hit for him. Reg responded to its Trainer's loss by helping Rotom change between its Formes to attack Giratina. Giratina was forced to retreat, and Charon followed it into the Distortion World. Upon arrival, Giratina was challenged by Volkner and Flint, but quickly ended the resistance of their Electivire and Magmortar.

Eventually, Giratina fought Dialga, Palkia and Reg all at once inside the Distortion World. After Charon's flying craft was destroyed, he decided to retreat by commanding Giratina to fly him out of the Distortion World. However, Charon and Giratina were impeded by a Draco Meteor from Cynthia's Garchomp as soon as they arrived back in the Pokémon world. After Charon's arrest by Looker, Giratina rose again and tried to ambush Platinum but Volkner's Electivire and Flint's Magmortar finished it off. Giratina was forced to return to the Distortion World on Dialga and Palkia's command.

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Giratina was created in the Sinjoh Ruins, along with Dialga and Palkia, by Arceus' creation process, which was forced by Team Rocket's Four Generals. Knowing that the creation process would threaten the Johto region, Team Rocket's true leader Giovanni returned with Lance and Pryce to keep the creation trio at bay while Gold tried to calm Arceus down. Giratina was kept at bay by Giovanni and his son's Ursaring. Once Arceus was eventually becalmed, Giratina went back to the Distortion World.

In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga

A Giratina appeared in ABM02 under the ownership of Manabu Kazuo.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Hareta bonded with Giratina after battling it in the Distortion World. After realizing it wanted to fight, Hareta teamed up with Giratina and fought his friends in a friendly battle.

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Giratina appeared in PBK5 where it fought against Yū Shirogane and lost.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Giratina debuted in PMDP48 of Pocket Monsters DP.

Another one appeared in PMDP57 where it was flying by.

Giratina appeared in PMHGSS20 where it battled Red's Clefairy but fled after Clefairy didn't use any actual attacks.

In the TCG

Main article: Giratina (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Giratina in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Altered Forme Giratina appears as a Poké Ball summon. It will use Dragon Breath to cause a whirlwind. It also causes damage on contact.

Trophy information

NA: This Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon is a resident of the Distortion World. When it is given a Griseous Orb, it'll change into its Origin Forme. Its Dragon Breath attack can catch fighters in a powerful, damaging tornado. If you're on the receiving end, be careful it doesn't carry you right off the stage

PAL: Also called the Renegade Pokémon, Giratina lives in a dimension known as the Distortion World. It has two forms, and will only be seen in its Origin Forme in our world if it's holding a Griseous Orb. Its Dragon Breath attack creates a powerful tornado that not only damages you, but can carry you off the stage!

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Pearl
Platinum It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
HeartGold This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White
Black 2 It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White 2
Generation VI
X This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Y It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Omega Ruby This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Alpha Sapphire It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Turnback Cave
Platinum
Distortion World (Origin Forme)
Turnback Cave (Altered Forme)*
HeartGold SoulSilver
Sinjoh Ruins (requires event Arceus)
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon Platinum), Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Soaring in the sky (requires Dialga and Palkia in party)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
World Abyss (30F)
MD Sky
World Abyss (30F)
Rumble
Ticket for releasing Gengar, Spiritomb, Dusknoir, Dragonite and Garchomp*
Password*
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Hauntyard: All (Random Legendary Encounters)
Rumble U
Altered Forme: Wonder Area: Haunted Playland (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Origin Forme: Melodious Woodland: A Colossal Throwdown (Reward), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Distortion Island: Stage 4
Shuffle
Event: Take on Escalation Battles
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Withered Cemetery (Special Boss)
Picross
Area 14: Stage 10 (Origin Forme only)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 10/12 Giratina Korean South Korea 100Shiny September 14 to October 6, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English Europe, the Americas, Oceania, and South Africa 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina German Europe 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 12, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 100Shiny September 27 to October 11, 2013
BWB2W2 Summer 2013 Giratina English United States 100Shiny September 30 to October 20, 2013
XYORAS Dahara City Giratina All Japan 100 June 20 to August 31, 2015
XYORAS Dahara City Giratina Korean region Online 100 November 26, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
HeartGold SoulSilver Griseous Orb Griseous Orb (100%)
Events* Griseous Orb Griseous Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Altered Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 150
210 - 257 410 - 504
Attack: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Defense: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Atk: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Origin Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 150
210 - 257 410 - 504
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Altered Forme
Speed
2/2 ★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Origin Forme
Speed
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Total
15/25 ★★★☆☆

Type effectiveness

Altered Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Origin Forme

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
011 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
066 Ominous Wind Ghost Special 06060 100100% 5 Beautiful 1 0  
1010 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5 Tough 1 0  
1515 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
1919 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
2424 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 —% 5 Clever 8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
2828 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
3333 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
3737 Aura Sphere Fighting Special 08080 —% 20 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
4242 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
4646 Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120120 100100% 5 Cool 1 0  
5050 Hex Ghost Special 06565 100100% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 1
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
TM01Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cute 1 0  
TM02Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM04Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Clever 1 0  
TM05Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cool 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM06Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM10Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Clever 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM11Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5 Beautiful 1 0  
TM15Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 4 ♥♥♥♥
TM17Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM18Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5 Beautiful 1 0  
TM20Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM21Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 3 ♥♥♥
TM24Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM25Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10 Cool 1 0  
TM26Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
TM27Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM29Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Clever 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM30Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Clever 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM32Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15 Cool 1 0  
TM40Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM42Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM44Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 1 0  
TM48Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM49Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM51Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25 Cool 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM53Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM57Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10 Beautiful 1 0  
TM61Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15 Beautiful 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM65Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM66Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM68Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 4 ♥♥♥♥
TM71Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM73Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20 Cool 1 3 ♥♥♥
TM77Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM78Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20 Tough 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
TM82Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10 Tough 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM85Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM87Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
TM88Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 1 0  
TM90Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10 Cute 2 ♥♥ 0  
TM94Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock SmashXY Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
TM94Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM94 Secret PowerORAS Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20 Clever 1 0  
TM97Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM97 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
XTM100Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20 Cute 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
ZHM01Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
ZHM02Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
ZHM04Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
ZHM06Bag HM Fighting Sprite.png HM06 Rock SmashORAS Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Giratina in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Giratina in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Altered Forme
Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5 Beautiful 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Gravity Psychic Status —% 5 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10 Cool 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Pain Split Normal Status —% 20 Clever 1 0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Giratina can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Giratina cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations
Origin Forme
Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5 Beautiful 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Gravity Psychic Status —% 5 Clever 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥ 2 ♥♥
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Beautiful 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15 Cool 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15 Beautiful 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10 Cool 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cute 4 ♥♥♥♥ 0  
X Y OR AS Spite Ghost Status 100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥ 1
X Y OR AS Tailwind Flying Status —% 15 Cool 3 ♥♥♥ 0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Giratina can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Giratina cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Giratina
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Giratina
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP487.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ghost
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ghost Assist.png
Ghost
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry
It spits out orbs imbued with loathsome emotions and creates gusts of dark wind.
Pokémon Rumble
Altered Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Origin Forme
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Altered Forme
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Origin Forme
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ghost
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT487.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#248
Shuffle487.png

Power of 4+
Attacks do even more damage when you make a match of four.


Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 0

#248
Shuffle487O.png

Sinister Power
Increases damage done by any Dark types in a combo.


Evolution

Distortion World or
held Griseous Orb
Giratina
Origin Forme
Giratina
 Ghost  Dragon 

Griseous Orb
Griseous Orb



Pokémon world
Giratina
Altered Forme
Giratina
 Ghost  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 487.png Spr b 4d 487.png Spr 4p 487.png Spr b 4p 487.png Spr 4h 487.png Spr b 4h 487.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4p 487O.png Spr 4p 487O.png Spr b 4h 487O.png
Spr 4d 487 s.png Spr b 4d 487 s.png Spr 4p 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png Spr 4h 487 s.png Spr b 4p 487 s.png
Front Back Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png Spr 4p 487O s.png Spr b 4p 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png Spr 5b 487.png Spr b 5b 487.png
Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png Spr 5b 487O.png Spr b 5b 487O.png
Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png Spr 5b 487 s.png Spr b 5b 487 s.png
Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png Spr 5b 487O s.png Spr b 5b 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 487.png Spr b 6x 487.png Spr 6x 487.png Spr b 6x 487.png
Spr 6x 487O.png Spr b 6x 487O.png Spr 6x 487O.png Spr b 6x 487O.png
Spr 6x 487 s.png Spr b 6x 487 s.png Spr 6x 487 s.png Spr b 6x 487 s.png
Spr 6x 487O s.png Spr b 6x 487O s.png Spr 6x 487O s.png Spr b 6x 487O s.png
Front Back Front Back
487MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Giratina images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin Forme Giratina in the Distortion World in Pokémon Platinum
Altered Forme Giratina at Turnback Cave in Pokémon Platinum
  • Giratina has many differences from the other members of its trio:
    • It is the only member with form differences.
    • It is the only member without any double resistances.
    • Its HP is its highest stat rather than Special Attack.
    • It does not have a timespace orb in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (the Griseous Orb is introduced in Pokémon Platinum).
    • It is met at level 70 in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl while the other members are met at level 47. This is reversed in Pokémon Platinum.
    • It is separated from the other members of its group in the Pokédex by Heatran and Regigigas.
    • It is the only member with a catch rate of 3, and the only one without a 100% recruit rate in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
  • Giratina has the highest base stat total of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
    • Giratina has the highest HP base stat of all Legendary Pokémon, of all Dragon-type Pokémon, and is tied with Drifblim for the highest HP base stat of all Ghost-type Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, Giratina is the only Pokémon to come out from above the screen during the start of the battle.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, when battled in the Distortion World it does not have a shadow until it uses Shadow Force or breaks out of a Poké Ball.
  • Giratina is the only Pokémon that appears last in a regional Pokédex listing that is not an event-exclusive Pokémon.
  • Giratina is the only Legendary Pokémon that can be obtained in all five of the Generation IV core series handheld games.
  • In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the second frame of Giratina's Altered Forme sprite was changed, but the static sprite remained the same.
    • This sprite is also present in Pokémon Platinum's data, but is unused.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, when encountered in the Distortion World the unique message "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared" is displayed. However, it is still a wild Pokémon.
  • In Black 2 and White 2, in the The Battle Between Legendary Pokémon, Fantina has an Origin Forme Giratina without a Griseous Orb.
  • Altered Forme Giratina is the heaviest Ghost-type Pokémon and also the heaviest Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • Origin Forme Giratina is the tallest Ghost-type Pokémon.

Origin

Giratina may be based on Seta, a giant centipede, from the Japanese fairytale, "My Lord Bag of Rice", which was said to prey on dragon hatchlings and be as large as a mountain. Giratina's Altered Forme is also possibly based on a basilisk, and its Origin Forme may be based on a serpent.

In its Altered Forme, Giratina's wings may be based on a bat's, and its body has an insect-like, six-legged feature, but its posture is similar to a sauropod.

Its Origin Forme has a body similar to a serpent, while the six protrusions on its body may be based on a scorpion's stinger or spider legs. This Forme also shares physical traits with the Amphiptere, a European dragon-like creature with wings but no legs.

Both formes may also be based on the Bobbit worm.

In interviews Junichi Masuda and Takeshi Kawachimaru did with G4, they said that Giratina and the Distortion World were created to be personifications of antimatter.[1] In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Cynthia also states this.

Name origin

Giratina may be a combination of girasol (a type of red opal), guillotine, or girare (Italian for to wander around); and プラチナ purachina (Japanese for platinum).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ギラティナ Giratina From a combination of girasol, girare, or guillotine, and プラチナ purachina
France Flag.png French Giratina Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giratina Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Giratina Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Giratina Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기라티나 Giratina Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 騎拉帝納 Geihlādainaahp Same as Mandarin name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 騎拉帝納 / 骑拉帝纳 Qílādìnà Transliteration of Japanese name


Altered Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese アナザーフォルム Another Forme
Mandarin Chinese 另類型態 Lìnglèi Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Alternative
Germany Flag.png German Wandelform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Alterata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어나더폼 Another Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Modificada

Origin Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese オリジンフォルム Origin Forme
Mandarin Chinese 起源型態 Qǐyuán Xíngtài
France Flag.png French Forme Originelle
Germany Flag.png German Urform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Originale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 오리진폼 Origin Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Origen


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